|GRN Recycle Talk FAQ
Date: Thu, 1 May 97 10:12 WET DST From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman) Subject: Re: Recycling oil
May 1, 1997
The bad effects of dumping used oil are the contamination of soils, surface water, and drinking water supplies, groundwater, and other environmental media. Too, unprocessed used oil contains carcinogenic toxics (heavy metals, chemicals, etc.) which create health problems for all life.
The Coast Guard estimages that sewage treatment plants discharge twice as much oil into coastal waters as do tanker accidents, 15 million gallong per year as of 1988. Contaminated water calls often have to do with oil dumped down drains or directly into waterways.
Geg more information from your regional US EPA library
-- Research Library for RCRA